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How Is Cocaine Made?

How Is Cocaine Made? The Dangers of Cutting Agents

An increasing number of what’s sold today as “cocaine” contains no actual cocaine. The mixture labeled as cocaine is usually some combination of fentanyl or carfentanil and over-the-counter drugs. This is known as “cutting,” or adding different chemicals to the drug, and can be especially dangerous. So if it’s not really the drug it’s advertised...
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Delusion vs Hallucination

Delusions vs Hallucinations: What’s the Difference?

Delusions and hallucinations are often lumped together when discussing different mental conditions, but they’re not the same. While both delusions and hallucinations alter a person’s perception of reality, these mental illness symptoms are not interchangeable. But when it comes to delusions vs hallucinations, what’s really the difference? Today, we’re going to review the difference between...
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anxiety awareness

Anxiety Awareness: What’s Your Risk?

It’s not uncommon for everybody to experience anxiety every so often. Things like moving, getting a new job, socializing in the COVID-19 pandemic, things like this are all situations that could cause some nerves. But when those nerves or worries turn into something more persistent and pressing, there could be underlying issues of anxiety. And...
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how to administer Narcan

How Opioid Antagonists Protect Against Overdose

Throughout the United States, it is becoming easier for the general public to get their hands on an opioid antagonist. And due to the opioid epidemic, these opioid antagonist kits are actually available at pharmacies over the counter, which means that there is no prescription needed. But what exactly is an opioid antagonist, and can...
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emotional triggers

How to Identify Emotional Triggers in 3 Steps

In everyday life, some amount of distress or pain is normal. Everyone feels fear, sadness, anger, and other negative emotions. But for most people, these emotions have logical and proportionate causes. When these feelings seem to come from nowhere or be stronger than their cause warrants, it may be due to an emotional trigger. The...
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meth addiction recovery

Outlook for Meth Addiction Recovery: Naltrexone for Meth Addiction

Addiction to methamphetamine, or crystal meth, affects millions of Americans each year. And while getting off meth is incredibly difficult, it becomes easier with professional addiction treatment. Of course, the outlook for meth addiction recovery may look different depending on where you get help, and there is some debate as to what makes the best...
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drug paraphernalia

Identifying Drug Paraphernalia: A Complete Guide

If you’ve noticed that your loved one has a collection of strange objects that they say is for tobacco use only, you might have stumbled onto their drug paraphernalia. Surprisingly, paraphernalia is often easy for people to get. In fact, many types of drug paraphernalia now look like common household items. If you are concerned...
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mental health centers in Ohio

Mental Health Centers in Ohio Help After Capitol Riots

Everyone, but especially mental health centers in Ohio, will remember the Capitol riots that took place on January 6, 2021. Seeing violence at the Capitol has left a lasting impression on many Americans, and it has resulted in a lot of stress nationwide. The images from the Capitol riots, in addition to what it could...
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Ohio Isotonitazene

New Isotonitazene Drug Increases Ohio Overdose Risk

Ohio is no stranger to the opioid epidemic—for years, opioid overdoses have caused problems for our communities. And unfortunately, there are signs that a new drug may be making things worse. The synthetic opioid isotonitazene has been connected to overdose deaths in Illinois and Indiana, and now may be in Ohio. If you or a...
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mental illness stigma

5 Tips for Overcoming Mental Illness Stigma

Mental illness stigma is something that affects everyone, whether you have a mental health condition yourself or love someone who does. The symptoms of mental illness can make it hard enough to get help, but the stigma of mental illness makes it even harder to reach out to friends and family. And without that critical...
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